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October Food Holidays

October Food Holidays

Happy October! This month is full of exciting food holidays and ways for you to step up your marketing strategies this fall. Use this list of food holidays to create promotions and make your restaurant memorable.

October 1 • National Pumpkin Spice Day

October 2 • National Fried Scallops Day

October 3 • National Soft Taco Day

October 4 • National Taco Day

October 5 • National Apple Betty Day

October 6 • National Noodle Day

October 7 • National Frappe Day

October 8 • National Fluffernutter Day

October 9 • National Pizza and Beer Day

October 10 • National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11 • National Sausage Pizza Day

October 12 • National Pumpkin Pie Day

October 13 • National M&M Day

October 14 • National Dessert Day

October 15 • National Mushroom Day & National Red Wine Day

October 16 • National Liqueur Day & National World Food Day

October 17 • National Pasta Day

October 18 • National Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 19 • National Seafood Bisque Day

October 20 • National Brandied Fruit Day

October 21 • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

October 22 • National Nut Day

October 23 • National Boston Cream Pie Day

October 24 • National Bologna Day

October 25 • National Greasy Foods Day

October 26 • National Pumpkin Day

October 27 • National Potato Day & American Beer Day

October 28 • National Chocolate Day

October 29 • National Oatmeal Day

October 30 • National Candy Corn Day

October 31 • National Caramel Apple Day

Pumpkin Spice Season

Today is the first day of fall which means pumpkin spice season is here! From coffee to cocktails and desserts there are many ways to attract new customers with pumpkin spice. Use these recipes from Monin to add pumpkin spice beverages to your menu.


Creamy Pumpkin Pie Martini
Yields 6 oz

½ oz coffee liqueur
½ oz Irish cream liqueur
1 oz vodka
¾ oz Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup
¼ oz half & half
pumpkin pie spice for garnish


  1. Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed.
  2. Cap and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into chilled serving glass.
  4. Garnish.


Iced Pumpkin Latte
Yields 12 oz

3 oz. milk
½ oz. Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1 shot espresso
Monin Caramel Sauce, Pumpkin Pie Spice and Whipped Cream for Garnish


  1. Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed.
  2. Cap and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour into serving glass.
  4. Garnish.





Time Saving Gadgets

Love to cook and eat? If so, consider yourself a foodie. As fellow foodies, we know how much you love making new recipes and trying new food. We also understand that cooking doesn’t always go as planned and can be extremely time consuming. Many recipes require 2-4 hours (or more) to prepare and cook, but even when you love to cook it’s still hard to set aside that much time for one meal. We have put together a list of time saving kitchen gadgets to help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.

Food Processor
Shred, dice, and puree with one tool. Make sauces, doughs and chop ingredients quickly with the press of a button.

Dicing and grating by hand is time consuming. Use a mandoline to get consistent, fast results every time.

Glass Bowls
Prepping, mixing, serving and heating is easy with glass bowls. They help to keep things organized and come in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of any job.

Slow Cooker
Prep your meals before work and come home to a hot meal that’s ready to serve.

Lodge Hot Handle Holder
Protect your hands and avoid trying to find hot pads. Simply place the hot handle holder on the handle before cooking and remove once you are done. Place it in the dishwasher for quick clean up.

Flexible Cutting Board
Simply chop, fold and transport ingredients with one cutting board. Use color coded boards to reduce cross contamination and to avoid washing one board multiple times during a single recipe.

Instant Thermometer
Most instant read thermometers offer an accurate reading in less than 7 seconds and can be used for meats, liquids and more.

Slice apples, eggs, fruits and other foods with a wedger for uniform slices.